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Our outlook for SI and engagement themes for 2022
Our outlook for SI and engagement themes for 2022
Higher demand for sustainable investing strategies is set to continue in 2022 as the world works towards net zero emissions.
13-01-2022 | Webinar
SI Opener: Let’s be clearer about what ESG integration actually does
SI Opener: Let’s be clearer about what ESG integration actually does
At Robeco we have been integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into our investments since 2010.
21-10-2021 | SI Opener
SI Opener: How Covid-19 is worsening inequality
SI Opener: How Covid-19 is worsening inequality
The Covid-19 pandemic has reversed gains in global poverty reduction and has had a profound impact on multiple facets of inequality.
23-09-2021 | SI Opener
The caveats, considerations and challenges of decarbonizing investment portfolios
The caveats, considerations and challenges of decarbonizing investment portfolios
Climate change is the problem, net zero is the goal, and decarbonization is the means.
02-07-2021 | Interview
SI Opener: Putting climate action plans to a vote – a Say on Climate!
SI Opener: Putting climate action plans to a vote – a Say on Climate!
Shareholders are used to voting on a wide array of proposals.
24-06-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: Devaluation of the word impact investing –  three questions
SI Opener: Devaluation of the word impact investing – three questions
With the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), so began the rise of impact investing in listed equities and credits.
28-05-2021 | SI Opener
SI Opener: The fund manager 2.0 needs to know more than maximizing alpha
SI Opener: The fund manager 2.0 needs to know more than maximizing alpha
To be successful in the changing asset management environment, fund managers need to continuously reinvent themselves.
22-04-2021 | SI Opener
50 shades of green meets 95 percent of funds
50 shades of green meets 95 percent of funds
The regulation designed to shake up the sustainable investing landscape in the EU is one month old.
12-04-2021 | Insight
SI Opener: Investing in health and disease prevention is the best cure
SI Opener: Investing in health and disease prevention is the best cure
Covid-19 has put the spotlight on health.
06-04-2021 | SI Opener
SI Opener: The meat supply chain is a major threat to global health
SI Opener: The meat supply chain is a major threat to global health
It’s not only ‘wet animal markets’ that are causing health risks, as we have seen with Covid-19.
25-02-2021 | SI Opener
2020 – the year that ESG finally became mainstream
2020 – the year that ESG finally became mainstream
I can still recall that 10 to 15 years ago, the sustainability community including myself would say: “One day, ESG will become mainstream”.
11-02-2021 | Column
SI Opener: Companies should not ignore the challenges of AI
SI Opener: Companies should not ignore the challenges of AI
Recent events in the US have show that the use of artificial intelligence can bring with it negative social issues.
28-01-2021 | SI Opener
SI Opener: How do we align portfolios with climate ambitions?
SI Opener: How do we align portfolios with climate ambitions?
The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative was launched in December, and Robeco is proud to be among the founding signatories.
24-12-2020 | SI Opener
SI Opener: Covid-19 puts spotlight on labor issues in the apparel industry
SI Opener: Covid-19 puts spotlight on labor issues in the apparel industry
The fashion industry has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic due to its discretionary nature, impacting not only garment brands but also their supply chains.
26-11-2020 | SI Opener
SI Opener: Loss of biodiversity is a bigger threat than climate change
SI Opener: Loss of biodiversity is a bigger threat than climate change
Biodiversity represents the knowledge learned by evolving species over millions of years.
24-09-2020 | SI Opener
SI Opener: The mining industry is essential to moving to a greener economy
SI Opener: The mining industry is essential to moving to a greener economy
Mining is a complex industry that is often seen as unsustainable.
25-06-2020 | SI Opener
SI Opener: Protecting digital human rights in the post-Covid-19 era
SI Opener: Protecting digital human rights in the post-Covid-19 era
Digital data has expanded beyond imagination.
28-05-2020 | SI Opener
The most important ESG issue in the coronavirus crisis is our response
The most important ESG issue in the coronavirus crisis is our response
As soon as the coronavirus crisis hit our society and financial markets, we received many questions on how this relates to sustainable investing and ESG.
31-03-2020 | Column
Greenwashing: how to avoid it?
Greenwashing: how to avoid it?
With the rise of new sustainable funds, the question of how to avoid greenwashing becomes more prevalent.
23-05-2019 | Column
The link between ESG and performance
The link between ESG and performance
Robeco has long believed in the benefits of sustainability investing.
09-01-2019 | Insight
Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends shaping the world
Three megatrends reflecting each aspect of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) spectrum are shaping the sustainable investing world.
01-11-2018 | Insight
Sustainability and the role of finance
Sustainability and the role of finance
Sustainability is usually defined as meeting today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
02-10-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Fact or fiction: SI does not work in emerging markets
Sustainable investing is well established in the West, though some doubt whether it can work in emerging markets battling with bigger issues.
08-08-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI only works with equities
Fact or fiction: SI only works with equities
Hundreds of investors are convinced that sustainable investing offers a better way of buying equities.
16-07-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: SI is only about negative screening
Fact or fiction: SI is only about negative screening
A persistent myth about sustainability investing is that it only includes negative screening – mainly by excluding stocks that are deemed ‘unethical’.
21-02-2018 | Insight
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Fact or fiction: sustainability means sacrificing performance
Sustainable investing is subject to more myths than any other style of investment.
20-12-2017 | Insight
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
Impact investing and Sustainable Development Goals
If you are in (sustainability) investing and you have not yet heard of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you probably have taken a sabbatical for the last year and a half.
05-12-2017 | Column
The pros and cons of ESG ratings for investment funds
The pros and cons of ESG ratings for investment funds
Monthly column from Global Equities on sustainability investing.
08-05-2017 | Column
Seven steps to ESG integration
Seven steps to ESG integration
Integrating sustainability into the investment process is a strategic choice at Robeco – but it hasn’t happened overnight.
02-05-2017 | Research
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